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AQA GCSE Drama: Designing Drama

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Author(s): Sue Shewring

awarding body: AQA

level: GCSE

isbn: 978-1-912820-24-5

subject: Drama

Pages: 256 pp



Publishing Summer 2020

A uniquely comprehensive and detailed textbook providing in-depth support for the design route through the GCSE Drama specification, covering all lighting, sound, set, costume and puppetry options.


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Course outline and how you will be assessed 

How to use this book 

Introduction to Design 

-Lighting Design

-Sound Design

-Set Design

-Costume Design

-Puppet Design

Component 1 – Understanding Drama - The written exam

Component 2 – Devising Drama

-Designing Sound for the devised piece

-Designing Lighting for the devised piece

-Designing Set for the devised piece

-Designing Costume for the devised piece

-Designing Puppets for the devised piece

Component 3 – Texts is Practice

-Designing Sound for Texts in Practice

-Designing Lighting for Texts in Practice

-Designing Set for Texts in Practice

-Designing Costume for Texts in Practice

-Designing Puppets for Texts in Practice


About the author

Sue Shewring worked as an actor and education development officer during the height of Britain’s Theatre-in-Education movement. She later became Head of Drama at an 11-18 school where she staged several full scale productions at a local theatre. She advised in the capacity of Lead Teacher of Drama for Lancashire, and now tutors GCSE and A-level students.

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